Enda Kenny

Vice President Joe Biden to visit Ireland

Vice President Joe Biden to visit Ireland

No malarkey: Vice President Joe Biden is finally making a long-sought extended visit to Ireland.

The veteran politician, who regularly invokes his Irish roots and is fond of quoting Irish poets (not because he's Irish, but because they're the best poets, he says), will make an official visit to the Emerald Isle in late June.

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny made the announcement Tuesday night as he joined Biden for an event at the Kennedy Center in Washington marking 100 years since the uprising against British rule that Ireland marks as the beginning of its independence movement.

Biden's frequent international travels on behalf of the Obama...